Monday, May 5, 2008

Oh Republicans, Where Art Thou?

Okay. I just have to do a little ranting.

Everywhere I turn these days there is talk of the presidential candidates. But I only hear about two of them: Obama and Clinton.

Tell me. Has the whole country gone Democrat?

Where are the Republican candidates? And why is there no mention of them on NPR, or in the blogs?

Once again this morning I am frustrated by this. So, according to all the news we get, we only have two candidates for President this year, and both are from the same party. How is that even American?


My Ice Cream Diary said...

You are so right! McCain had better start making some noise if he wants people to remember that he is there. I worry about having him as our only Reblican candidate.

Melanie said...

I'm beginning to think that the Republicans are very smartly keeping their mouths shut for the time, giving the Dems the chance to implode over the Hilary vs. Obama ballyhoo, then they (the Repubs) can just sweep in and clean up the election.

Eh, it's a theory anyway. :-)

Anonymous said...

I think it's because the media "knows" that controversy is what sells newspapers and raises ratings. There are two Democrats fighting it out for the nomination, but only one Republican. As such, there's much more opportunity for juicy news stories in the Dems camp right now.

I imagine it'll be split about 50/50 once there's a single Democratic candidate.

PrayerMom said...

The main reason that the Republicans have established their nominee and the Democrats are fighting it out down to the last state to get theirs identified is that the parties have nomination protocol that is quite a bit different. When a Republican wins the popular vote during a primary, they're awarded all of the states delegates, while the Democratic nominees are awarded delegates proportionally to the percentage of the popular vote that they win. This year, the count has run so close that no one has yet reached the 2,025 delegates necessary for the nomination, and will probably have to draw their final delegates from the "Superdelegates"--elected officials and other selected party elites that are supposed to vote in situation like this to satisfy the required delegate count. The net result is a highly publicized fight to the finish that is apt fodder for sensational journalism. It may very well expose so much negative information about both candidates that it will end up helping Sen. McCain, regardless of which one is elected.

Ornery's Wife said...

One has to wonder, also, if either of the democrats happens to win the presidency, what type of a government we would end up with under their command. Yuck. What a mess!

I agree with the last three comments, though. Lots of reasons, but I don't think the hearts of republicans are very happy with their choice either. The less said the better...

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

If you want to read a Republican blog, check out

He is an Editor and there are very few of them who are Republicans these days, so he writes a lot about what doesn't get printed in the media or what gets down played. He's been quoted by Michelle Malkin, Melanie Morgan and Salon.

I think he is very good.